UK Travel Guide


Dickens House Museum

48 Doughty Street is where Charles Dickens, one of Britain’s most famous writers, lived with his family from April 1837 – December 1839. It is also here that he completed the writing of The Pickwick Papers and wrote all or most of Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. With the birth of his third child in October 1839 Dickens felt the need to house his family in more spacious accommodation which he was able to afford by then. The house was threatened with demolition in 1923 but was saved by the Dickens Fellowship which bought renovated and then opened the museum in 1925. In 1984 the first floor drawing room was restored. The museum displays many of Dickens’ books, letters, postcards, portraits and other mementoes. The house is the only building in London which Dickens occupied throughout his life that is still standing today.

Located at: 48 Doughty Street , London, WC1

Telephone: 020 7405 2127

Opens: Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am – 17.00 pm.

Cost: Adults 3.50 Children 1.50

Closest Subway Station: Russell Square Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)